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For the First Time: Six Female Ministers in the Egyptian Cabinet

24.01.2018 / Created by ECWSRE
For the First Time: Six Female Ministers in the Egyptian Cabinet

ECWR expresses its support and welcome for the Parliament’s approval on the ministerial reshuffle according to which four ministries were reshuffled and women’s share in this reshuffle included two female ministers.

By this, women occupied half of the partial ministerial reshuffle, which increased the number of female ministers, and the type of ministries they hold. Inas Abdel-Dayem, who appointed as a Minister of Culture, and Rania El-Mashat, who appointed as a Minister of Tourism, are the first women to head their respective ministries in Egypt’s history.

Thus, the number of female ministers has become 6 women, of which 4 women ministers are already present in the current Cabinet: Dr. Hala Helmy Said Younis, Minister of Planning and Follow-up and Administrative Reform. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr. Ghada Waly, Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs

In total, the women’s share in the cabinet reshuffle becomes 17.6%.

Therefore, Nehad Aboul Komsan, ECWR’s chairwoman, emphasizes that this is a positive step towards the participation of women in various ministerial posts and in a true engagement in the public policy-making and executive power. We hope that such steps entail other important steps.


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